Farm Policy

Articles

January 3, 2019

By: Alan Yarborough, Communications Coordinator and Office Manager

This week, the 116th session of Congress will convene. Members of Congress have their work cut out for them – most urgently, they need to find a way to end the partial government shutdown and fund the government, allowing federal workers and contractors return to their jobs.

This new...

May 9, 2018

By: Jack Cobb, Domestic and Environmental Policy Advisor

Updated May 8, 2018: The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, commonly known as "the farm bill," is one of the most important pieces of legislation that Congress develops, and the programs under it have a national and global impact. As occurs roughly every five years, Congress is in the...

June 18, 2013

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] The House of Representatives will vote this week on a farm bill (HR 1947) that would dictate funding for food, farm, and nutrition programs over the next five years.

The farm bill affects people from rural America to our inner cities, people in our local...

May 21, 2013

This week, the Senate considers a five-year Farm Bill that will have profound implications for hungry and malnourished people in the United States and around the world.

Despite promising improvements in the Millennium Development Goals, an estimated one billion people still live on less...

May 8, 2008

In response to House and Senate leaders’ release of a final farm bill package today, the Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, released the following statement urging...

January 22, 2008

Happy New Year! As Congress begins the second session of the 110th Congress, we wanted to give you a quick update on some of the issues we have been working on together and some great things coming up this spring.

The Farm Bill Thank you everyone for such consistent advocacy on this...

January 22, 2008

The Farm Bill: Right now versions of the Farm Bill have passed both the House and the Senate. Neither is all that we would have hoped. Now, a conference committee is working to hammer out the differences to come up with a final bill for passage. President Bush has promised to veto both...

October 23, 2007

Seven Episcopal bishops -- all members of Bishops Working for a Just World -- traveled to Washington, D.C., October 15-18 to advocate for church policies on debt relief, the Farm Bill, and climate change.

 

The bishops placed strategic phone calls on climate change legislation and...

October 22, 2007

Congressional debate on the U.S. farm bill is nearing the finish line, and your voice is needed more than ever. After nearly a year of advocacy by Episcopalians and other people of faith around the country, the Senate is slated to debate the farm bill in the coming month.

The Senate now...

October 22, 2007

Scripture tells us that “the earth is the Lord's" and that all land is held in trust by human hands, to be used fairly and justly for the flourishing of all people. In one way or another, the farm bill touches every American and billions of people around the world: farm families, rural...

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